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4 Essential Oils for Motion Sickness: Discover the Top Essential Oils for Vertigo Relief

Say “bye, bye, bye” to motion sickness with Ginger Root, Tummy Rub, Peppermint, and Tummy Time essential oils.

Summer is a time of fun adventures. Whether it’s a destination cruise, a day spent at a local amusement park, or a long road trip, experiencing motion sickness can cause uncomfortable symptoms and put a damper on your day. 

Traditional remedies for motion sickness can work well, but they often leave you feeling drowsy and not able to enjoy your activity. Luckily, there is a natural alternative: essential oils! Essential oils are concentrated oils made from natural plant compounds. These properties can ease feelings of nausea, improve digestion, and soothe dizziness. 

What are the Best Essential Oils for Vertigo and Motion Sickness?

With a multitude of essential oils available, it can be challenging to discern which ones are most effective in alleviating symptoms of motion sickness. In this guide, we'll delve into the top 4 essential oils for vertigo to help you fully relish your summer activities while keeping discomfort at bay.

1. Ginger Root

Woodsy, sweet, earthy; heals nausea, vertigo & motion sickness.

If you have ever had an upset stomach, you have probably reached for a cup of Ginger Ale. This is because ginger has been used for thousands of years for its stomach-soothing properties. Research has shown that Ginger essential oil can be diffused or applied topically to improve digestion and ease feelings of nausea. 

If you are feeling a little uneasy, reach for your bottle of Ginger Root. Diffuse 5-10 drops of Ginger Root; the warm and spicy aroma will work to soothe an upset stomach.

2. Tummy Rub

Herbaceous, slightly menthol; calming; soothes tummy aches.

Say goodbye to tummy troubles with our signature blend Tummy Rub. With a unique combination of Peppermint, Fennel, Juniper Berry, Ginger Root, Cypress, and Frankincense essential oils, this blend brings relief from uncomfortable stomach pain and quick runs to the restroom. 

If you start to feel a little queasy during a car ride, have no fear -- Tummy Rub is here. Roll Tummy Rub clockwise on your abdomen, and gently massage it into the skin for relief from motion sickness.

3. Peppermint

Minty, cool, invigorating; alleviates headaches & migraines.

People have used Peppermint since ancient times for its nausea fighting properties. The cool and minty aroma of Peppermint soothes an upset stomach while the therapeutic properties relax the gastric muscles, keeping them from cramping. 

If you are one to get motion sick while traveling, add 10-20 drops of Peppermint to a personal aromatherapy inhaler, and keep it in your bag. Deeply inhale the minty aroma when you feel uneasy to calm an upset stomach.

4. Tummy Time

Herbaceous, slightly menthol; calming; soothes tummy aches.

Do you have a child that has a sensitive stomach? Add Tummy Time to your arsenal of mommy tools. This kid-friendly blend is specifically designed for the tummy troubles of little ones. Tummy Time features Mandarin, Black Pepper, Fennel, and Ginger Root essential oils that work together to support healthy digestion and relieve uncomfortable bloating. 

Apply Tummy Time to the abdomen in a circular motion, and gently massage into the skin.